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Dates for deer, turkey hunting seasons for next year set by MDC

File photo of deer.
File photo of deer.


The Missouri Department of Conservation on Friday set the dates for the state’s deer and turkey hunting seasons through January 2025, according to a press release from the MDC.

The dates can be found below:

2024 Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting Dates

  • Spring Youth Portion: April 6-7
  • Regular Spring Turkey Season: April 15 through May 5
  • Fall Firearms Turkey Season: Oct. 1 - 31

2024 – 2025 Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting Dates

  • Sept.15-Nov. 15 and Nov. 27-Jan. 15, 2025

2024 - 2025 Firearms Deer Hunting Dates

  • Firearms Early Antlerless Portion: Oct. 11-13 (in open counties)
  • Firearms Early Youth Portion: Nov. 2-3
  • Firearms November Portion: Nov. 16-26
  • Firearms CWD Portion: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 (in open counties)
  • Firearms Late Youth Portion: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
  • Firearms Late Antlerless Portion: Dec. 7-15 (in open counties)
  • Firearms Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 28 - Jan. 7, 2025
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